July 22, 2017. No comments.
This time last year I was working in my home studio during a heat wave and decided to escape to a local swimming hole called Warliegh Weir. The whole world it seemed, had the same idea. The place was packed. Cars lined the main road as far as you could see, crowds of excitable people walked down the path and over the bridge to the riverbank. I was greeted by the smell of BBQs, the sound of children squealing and jumping in the river, everybody soaking up the sun. Someone shouted, ‘Watermelons for sale!” and a small girl exclaimed about a beautiful butterfly…. “Fly, fly “ she began to sing. I had my portable Tascam recorder with me and rather surreptitiously pressed record… The song for July was inspired by the first time I flew a kite on a Pembrokeshire beach. I loved the challenge of trying to keep it up in the air [read on]